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Senior Instructor of Portuguese

University of Macau - Portuguese

The University of Macau (UM) is an internationalized public comprehensive university in the Macao Special Administrative Region (MSAR) located at the west bank of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA). The GBA is rapidly developing into one of the leading technology and innovation hubs of the world. UM is placed No. 193 in the THE World University Rankings and placed No. 254 in the QS World University Rankings. With a scenic campus of approximately 1 km2 on Hengqin island, UM has achieved significant progress in the past decade as evidenced by its rising international repute, state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities, and the establishment of three State Key Laboratories in microelectronics, Chinese medical sciences, and internet of things for smart city. To support economic diversification of MSAR and deepen collaboration between MSAR and Guangdong Province in Hengqin island, UM will continue to invest in cutting-edge research and develop interdisciplinary programmes in key strategic areas including precision oncology, advanced materials, regional oceanography, artificial intelligence and robotics, data science, cognitive and brain science and economics and finance. Leveraging its ‘4-in-1’ model of education and residential college system, UM provides all-round undergraduate education, nurturing talent to support social and economic development in MSAR and the GBA as a whole. With unprecedented growth and opportunities for development, UM offers promising career prospects to academics at all levels. It may be noted that English is the working language and the primary medium of instruction at UM. 

The Department of Portuguese of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities invites applications for the position of Senior Instructor of Portuguese. 

The Department of Portuguese is an established and lively scholarly community that includes speakers of European Portuguese, Brazilian and other varieties of Portuguese. At the undergraduate level, the Department offers a bachelor’s degree programme focusing on Portuguese as a Foreign Language with selected courses in interpretation and translation, foreign language pedagogy, literary studies and history. The Department also provides Portuguese language courses for the Faculty of Law and elective courses in Portuguese as a foreign language for students from all faculties of the University. At the postgraduate level, the Department offers two MA programmes, namely MA in Portuguese Language and Intercultural Studies (with specializations in Literary and Cultural Studies and Applied Linguistics) and MA in Translation Studies (Portuguese-Chinese), and two PhD programmes, namely PhD in Applied Linguistics (Portuguese) and PhD in Literary and Intercultural Studies (Portuguese). 

Qualifications

Applicant must possess an MA degree in Linguistics, Teaching of Portuguese as a Foreign Language, Literary, Cultural Studies or in a related area although a PhD degree in one or more of these areas is highly preferable. Applicants should have extensive experience teaching Portuguese language to Chinese students at university level and have native or near-native fluency in the Portuguese language. A good command of English is highly desirable. 

The selected candidate is expected to assume duty in August 2024. 

Remuneration

A taxable annual remuneration starting from MOP592,410 (approximately USD73,140) will be commensurate with the successful applicants’ academic qualification and relevant professional experience. The current local maximum income tax rate is 12% but is effectively around 5% - 7% after various discretionary exemptions. Apart from competitive remuneration, UM offers a wide range of benefits, such as medical insurance, provident fund, on-campus accommodation/housing allowance and other subsidies. Further details on our package are available at: https://career.admo.um.edu.mo/learn-more/.

Application Procedure

Applicants should apply ONLINE. Review of applications will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants may consider their applications not successful if they are not invited for an interview within 3 months of application. 

Human Resources Section, Office of Administration

University of Macau, Av. da Universidade, Taipa, Macau, China

Email: vacancy@um.edu.mo

Tel: +853 8822 8699;  Fax: +853 8822 2412 

The effective position and salary index are subject to the Personnel Statute of the University of Macau in force. The University of Macau reserves the right not to appoint a candidate. Applicants with less qualification and experience can be offered lower positions under special circumstances.

***Personal data provided by applicants will be kept confidential and used for recruitment purpose only***

** Under the equal condition of qualifications and experience, priority will be given to Macao permanent residents**

Location: Macao - Macao
Salary: MOP592,410 +
£60,574.51 + converted salary* a taxable annual remuneration
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 17th November 2023
Expires: 16th January 2024
Job Ref: FAH/DPT/SI/11/2023
 
   
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